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Citigroup (NYSE: C) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $48.28 while selling the September $48.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $45.54. At that price, this position has a target return of 5.4 %. This trade will have roughly 5.7 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 5.4 % return in 85 days. It will lock in that return as long as Citigroup is above $48.00 on 9/21/2013. For comparison purposes only, this C covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 23.2 %.

ConAgra Foods (NYSE: CAG) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $35.04 while simultaneously selling the September $36.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 6.1 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $33.94, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 3.1 % downside protection, while still providing a 6.1 % return in 85 days as long as CAG is above $36.00 on 9/21/2013. For comparison purposes only, this ConAgra Foods covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 26.0 %.

Barrick Gold (NYSE: ABX) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the September $14.00 call while at the same time buying ABX stock for $14.87 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 8.9 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $12.85, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 13.6 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 8.9 % return in 85 days. If ABX is higher than $14.00 on 9/21/2013, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 38.4 %.

Flowserve (NYSE: FLS) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $54.52 while simultaneously selling the October $53.33 call will result in a new position with a target return of 4.5 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $51.02, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 6.4 % downside protection, while still providing a 4.5 % return in 113 days as long as FLS is above $53.33 on 10/19/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Flowserve covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 14.6 %.

Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the October $105.00 call while simultaneously buying TWC stock for $108.22 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $99.72. At that price, this position has a target return of 5.3 %. This trade has 7.9 % downside protection, while still providing a 5.3 % return in 113 days as long as TWC is above $105.00 on 10/19/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Time Warner Cable Inc. covered call targets an annualized return rate of 17.1 %.

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